2019 NBA Draft: Winners and losers of the draft
By Kohl Rast
This was such a confusing draft for anyone who even thought about following along with everything casually. Now that all the results are out and readily available online, I am still semi unsure exactly what all happened in that crazy draft.
Part of the reason it was so confusing is that everyone was getting conflicting information. In the past, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN would just tweet out any trades that were happening and people would find out about them later. This time, every chance they had to put Woj on screen, they took it and he was announcing trades while the commissioner was not.
This meant that everyone knew that a new team had the rights to the player drafted, but the player was still wearing the wrong hat and getting announced to the wrong team.
Aside from that, fans lost in that the draft took so long to run through. Anyone who had to work the next day was probably dragging by the end of it all because it went so late. I am not sure why this draft felt so much longer than every other draft, but it really took a long time to get through it all.
The actual draft did have some entertaining parts to it, so I don’t want it to sound like it was all bad, but there were definitely some things that just made it not flow so well.